The acting paramount chief is seated. He is surrounded by his five wives and three grandchildren. Sierra Leone has 149 paramount chiefs.
The Home Missionary, Pastor Dukaray is rejoicing in the gift of rice. Abdullai Selah, on the left. Since his conversion, he must live with the pastor. His family disowned him.
Pastor Dukaray’s house is sturdy but has no ceiling and no sound privacy. He was evicted from his last house because of Christ. He is now rejoicing in the gift of this house.
The hallway has a pile of sand they’ll use to finish the construction.
Carpenters work to create a framework for future ceiling.
This school was built by the government of Sierra Leone. The believers are allowed to use on room on Sundays for worship. However, the lack of a church building is a hindrance to evangelism.
Believers stand to pray at the beginning of Sunday School. Student desks make fine pews. Potential converts ask, “where will I have a funeral if a family member dies? The mosque won’t let me have a funeral there if I convert to Christ.”
Sahr Yiaba reported that these are the most persecuted believers. The pastor supports many of their expenses like school fees. Family members won’t have anything to do with them.
About fifteen years ago, Rev. Sahr Yiaba baptized a young boy who had the courage to put his faith in Jesus Christ. That young boy grew up, got married, and is raising five children in the faith..
The believers at Fintonia/Tambaka. The Susu people is one of the least evangelized people groups in Sierra Leone/Guinea. Only the Fula people group has fewer believers by percentage. The yellow arrow points to Abraham, the son of the deputy imam. The church now pays for his school fees.